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WVa woman accused of scamming millions from senior citizens

Feb. 26, 2020 5:22 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been charged with scamming millions of dollars from senior citizens after gaining their trust through social media websites, a federal prosecutor announced Wednesday. Patricia Dudding, 68, of Huntington, was indicted in fedreal court on 12 counts,...

Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, raises his hand during the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bloomberg's online campaign tests Facebook, Twitter rules

Feb. 26, 2020 4:52 PM EST

Mike Bloomberg’s stockpile of cash, swarm of employees and paid social media influencers are testing the abilities of online platforms -- and his Democratic challengers -- to keep up with an expensive internet campaign. Despite the billionaire and former New York City mayor’s late entry into the...

Man charged with violating court order with internet contact

Feb. 26, 2020 2:45 PM EST

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man accused of shooting another man twice in the back faces additional charges for having social media contact with a person who authorities say was involved with the crime. Washington Superior Court Judge Mary Morrissey charged Arthur Butler, 18, with nine counts of...

Roger Stone, center, departs federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. President Donald Trump loyalist and ally, Roger Stone was sentenced to over three years in federal prison, following an extraordinary move by Attorney General William Barr to back off his Justice Department's original sentencing recommendation. The sentence came amid President Donald Trump's unrelenting defense of his longtime confidant that led to a mini-revolt inside the Justice Department and allegations the president interfered in the case. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Stone judge calls back jurors to address misconduct claims

Feb. 25, 2020 9:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday brought in nearly all members of the jury that convicted Trump ally Roger Stone on charges related to the Russia investigation in order to answer questions on allegations of juror misconduct. The revelation by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson was...

Spanish top court backs rapper in freedom of speech case

Feb. 25, 2020 1:22 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Constitutional Court on Tuesday overturned a previous verdict that found a rapper guilty of exalting terrorism and humiliating victims of attacks in tweets. César Montana Lehmann of the Def Con Dos rock band had been sentenced to one year in prison by the country's Supreme Court...

Former commission chair charged in online harassment

Feb. 25, 2020 9:56 AM EST

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A former county official from north Alabama is accused of using fake social media profiles to harass people. Onetime Limestone County Commission Chairman Jackie Mark Yarbrough was arrested Monday on charges of harassing communications and criminal impersonation. The News Courier...

Ex-attorney general to review Syracuse University police

Feb. 24, 2020 5:31 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Loretta Lynch, the former attorney general under President Barack Obama, has been hired by Syracuse University to investigate the campus security police, Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud announced Monday. The investigation was launched in response to student complaints about campus...

Sheriff: Claim to be Kansas boy missing since 1999 is a hoax

Feb. 24, 2020 4:16 PM EST

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — Social media posts claiming to be from an 11-year-old Kansas boy who vanished in 1999 are a hoax perpetrated by an ex-employee of the Butler County Sheriff's office, the sheriff said Monday. “I’m very comfortable in saying this is a hoax. This is not Adam...

Heavy rains, flooding pummel Cairo and parts of Egypt

Feb. 24, 2020 3:27 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Heavy rains pummeled the Egyptian capital of Cairo and other parts of the country Monday, causing massive traffic jams and flooding on many key roads. The downpour also forced authorities to suspend classes the following day at schools and universities across the country, from Alexandria in...

Ex-House speaker traveling widely with FBI probe still open

Feb. 24, 2020 2:47 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio House speaker's social media posts show him traveling to destinations around the world even as a federal investigation into his travel and spending while in office remains open. The Dayton Daily News reports an Instagram feed for Republican Cliff Rosenberger includes...